Lindsay Leeds is the sole proprietress of The Home Free Bakery at the Forever Christmas tree farm. More than a decade after their one high school date, Lindsay is still head over heels for Brody Bodwell, who is now the town’s sheriff. Back then Brody wasn’t looking for any kind of steady relationship, he just wanted to have fun. Now, he hopes to get a second chance at winning Lindsay’s affection, but Lindsay is certainly not making it easy for him. The town folk are intent to push them together, but will this just drive them further apart?
Candy Cane Kisses is the fourth and final story in the Forever Christmas series. It is presented as a sweet romance, but there are sexual overtones and a bit of naughty language. It’s short, and the storyline is cute and Christmassy. The characters are likeable, but not well developed. Over all, there seems to be something missing with this story, and not because it is short. It’s one of those stories you read if you like holiday tales, and finish generally satisfied.
All bakery-owner Lindsay Leeds wants for Christmas is for her former high-school crush Sheriff Keith “Bodey” Bodewell to quit playing games. The sheriff has been dancing around asking her out for months and Lindsay is tired of it. His “fake girlfriend” ploy was cute and it was sweet that he recruited her friends to find out what she likes, but enough is enough. She’s a busy woman and he needs to step up or he’s going to lose his shot.
How can a woman who runs two businesses be so clueless when it comes to managing her heart? Bodey has dropped more than enough hints that he’s interested, but Lindsay isn’t catching them. Just when the sheriff is running out of ideas on how he can convince her to be his for Christmas, Lindsay gives him a clue about what it will take for him to get a date. And the answer is pretty simple. At least, it was supposed to be. Christmas is days away and his plays keep failing on a spectacular level.
It’s going to take the jolly fat man to make this holiday romance happen.
Book 4 in the best-selling series, Forever Christmas. The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of the Forever Christmas tree farm.
Stands Alone: yes